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Encyclopedia > WATL (TV)
WATL
Atlanta, Georgia
Branding WB 36
Slogan
Analog channel 36 (UHF)
Digital channel 25 (UHF)
Affiliations WB
Owner Tribune
Founded 1980
Callsign meaning W
Atlanta
Former affiliations Independent, Fox
Website www.wb36.com

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History

WATL originally began operation in 1954 when it was placed on the air in a short-lived experiment in UHF television. The station signed on again in 1969 as part of U.S. Communications and operated until 1971. The station was dark until July 4th, 1976 when it was signed back on by Don Kennedy of “The Popeye Club” fame (a long running Atlanta kids TV show) with a low-rated general entertainment format, airing some public domain movies, financial news, low-budget shows, and a blend of CBS, NBC and ABC shows pre-empted from WAGA, WSB-TV and WXIA, respectively. The station aired Subscription TV starting in the early evening from the late 1970s to about 1981. ATL Acquisitions Group bought the station in the early 1980s. Subscription TV moved to Channel 69 in 1982, and the station was sold to the Outlet Company in 1984. By that time, WATL was running low-budget sitcoms, dramas, old movies, and some cartoons. CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) is a major radio and television network in the United States. ... The 1986 Peacock logo, designed by Chermayeff & Geismar. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ... WAGA-TV (FOX 5) is the Fox television station in the city of Atlanta, Georgia. ... WSB-TV (Channel 2, DTV 39) is the ABC affiliate in Atlanta. ... WXIA-TV (11 Alive, channel 11) is a Gannett-owned television station in Atlanta with the following history: 1951: Began as ABC affiliate WLWA 1968: Callsign WQXI-TV 1976: Callsign change to WXIA-TV 1980: Changed network affiliation to NBC (ABC went to WSB-TV 2) The XIA stands for... This article provides extensive lists of events and significant personalities of the 1970s. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The station was acquired by Chase in the late 1980s. It became a Fox affiliate in 1986, and became known as "Fox 36" by 1988. // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 60s and 70s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


WATL was sold to Renaissance Broadcasting in 1992 in a group deal. Fox then purchased the station in 1993, with plans to start a news operation at the station. The station had even gone as far as hiring a news director. 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


However, in May 1994, New World Communications announced its affiliation agreement with Fox, resulting in most of its stations (including Atlanta's WAGA) switching to the Fox network. As a result, Fox cancelled the plans for a newscast on WATL, and put the station up for sale. This article is about the month of May. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... New World Communications Company Info •This company no longer exists. ...


Finding itself about to lose the Fox programming, WATL was then approached with an affiliation from CBS (which was losing WAGA as an affiliate). However, WATL was not interested. Soon, Fox sold the station to Qwest Broadcasting. CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) is a major radio and television network in the United States. ...


The affiliation switch occurred in December 1994. Although it lost the Fox affiliation, WATL kept the Fox Kids programming. The station also affiliated with the new WB network in January 1995. Soon afterwards, Tribune Broadcasting began to manage WATL in tandem with WGCL-TV under a local marketing agreement. WATL continued to air Fox Kids until 1999, when it moved to WHOT (now WUVG). December is the twelfth and last month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... The WB Television Network, casually referred to as The WB, is a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ... January is the first month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Tribune Company is a large multimedia corporation based in Chicago, Illinois. ... WGCL-TV (Atlantas channel 46, DTV channel 19) is the CBS television station serving metro Atlanta, USA. Its city of license is Atlanta, and the licensee is Meredith Corporation. ... In U.S. and Canadian broadcasting, a local marketing agreement (or local management agreement, or LMA) is an agreement in which one company agrees to operate a radio station or TV station owned by another licensee. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... WUVG-TV is a television station in metro Atlanta, on analog TV channel 34, and DTV channel 48. ...


In 1999, Tribune purchased WATL outright, and sold WGCL to Meredith Corporation. Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP) is based in Des Moines, Iowa. ...


Station timeline

  • 1980: WATL became WATL-TV
  • 1985: became WATL again
  • 1987: began as a Fox Network station "Fox 36"
  • 1994: became independent after WAGA (channel 5) became Fox
  • 1995: Atlanta's WB station "WB 36"

1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... WAGA-TV (FOX 5) is the Fox television station in the city of Atlanta, Georgia. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The WB Television Network, casually referred to as The WB, is a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ...

Transmission tower

It is on the same tower, north of Druid Hills, with: A tower is a high structure, usually man-made. ... Druid Hills can refer to: Druid Hills, Georgia Druid Hills, Kentucky This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

  • W04DB (4)
  • W24AL (23)
  • WUVG-TV (digital 48 only)
  • WTBS (digital 20, analog backup 17).

The tower also contains construction permits for: W04DB is a low-power television station in Atlanta. ... W24AL is a low-power TV station on channel 24 in metro Atlanta. ... WUVG-TV is a television station in metro Atlanta, on analog TV channel 34, and DTV channel 48. ... WTBS is a TV station on channel 17 (DTV channel 20) in metro Atlanta. ...

  • WIRE-CA (40)


FM stations on the same tower are: WNNX (99.7, newly moved from the WTBS TV main analog tower), WKHX-FM (101.5) and permits for WRFG (89.3) and as well as an application for a broadcast translator from Immanuel Broadcasing Network on 101.9. WIRE-CA is a low-power television station in metro Atlanta. ... The abbreviations FM, Fm, and fm may refer to: Electrical engineering Frequency modulation (FM) and its most common applications: FM radio, used primarily to broadcast music and speech at VHF frequencies FM synthesis, a sound-generation technique popularized by early digital synthesizers Science Femtometre (fm), an SI measure of length... WNNX FM (99X) is a radio station in the city of Atlanta, USA, that plays modern rock. ... WTBS is a TV station on channel 17 (DTV channel 20) in metro Atlanta. ... Kicks 101. ... WRFG FM (Radio Free Georgia) is a local indie public radio station in Atlanta with a frequency of 89. ... In broadcasting, a translator is an FM radio station or a TV station which acts as a full-duplex repeater. ...


Another tower about 120 meters (400 feet) to the west holds the existing WGCL-TV (46/19), WLTM (94.9), and WKLS (96.1), and applications for translators on 89.7 and 88.9 from WAY-FM Media Group. WGCL-TV (Atlantas channel 46, DTV channel 19) is the CBS television station serving metro Atlanta, USA. Its city of license is Atlanta, and the licensee is Meredith Corporation. ... WLTM-FM (94. ... WKLS FM (96 Rock, 96. ...


External links

  • Query the FCC's TV station database for WATL


Broadcast television in Atlanta

 WSB 2 (ABC)  -  W04DB 4  -  WAGA 5 (FOX)  -  WGTV 8 (PBS)  -  WXIA 11 (NBC)  -  WPXA 14 (i)  -  WTBS 17 (TBS)  -  W24AL 24  -  WANX-LP 26  -  WPBA 30 (PBS)  -  WANN-LP 32  -  WUVG 34 (UNI)  -  WATL 36 (The WB)  -  WDAH-CA 38  -  W38CU 38  -  WIRE-CA 40  -  WTHC-LP 42  -  WGCL 46 (CBS)  -  WDTA-LP 53  -  W55BM 55  -  WATC 57 (Religious/FamilyNet)  -  WSKC-LP 59  -  WHSG 63 (TBN)  -  WUPA 69 (UPN) Terrestrial television (also known as over-the-air or OTA) is the traditional method of television broadcast signal delivery, by radio waves. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... WSB-TV (Channel 2, DTV 39) is the ABC affiliate in Atlanta. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ... W04DB is a low-power television station in Atlanta. ... WAGA-TV (FOX 5) is the Fox television station in the city of Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... WGTV TV channel 8 (DTV 12) is the metro Atlanta station for Georgia Public Broadcasting, Georgias Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) network. ... PBS logo The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... WXIA-TV (11 Alive, channel 11) is a Gannett-owned television station in Atlanta with the following history: 1951: Began as ABC affiliate WLWA 1968: Callsign WQXI-TV 1976: Callsign change to WXIA-TV 1980: Changed network affiliation to NBC (ABC went to WSB-TV 2) The XIA stands for... The 1986 Peacock logo, designed by Chermayeff & Geismar. ... WPXA is a television station on channel 14 (DTV 51) in metro Atlanta. ... i: Independent Television, or simply i, is a broadcast and cable television network first broadcast on August 31, 1998 under the name PAX. The network is primarily owned by Paxson Communications, although NBC Universal also has a 32% share. ... WTBS is a TV station on channel 17 (DTV channel 20) in metro Atlanta. ... TBS (formerly known as TBS Superstation) is a popular American cable TV network that shows sports and variety programming. ... W24AL is a low-power TV station on channel 24 in metro Atlanta. ... WANX-LP is a low-power TV station on channel 26 in metro Atlanta. ... WPBA TV (channel 30, DTV 21) is one of two Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) affiliates in metro Atlanta. ... WANN-LP is a low-power TV station on channel 32 in metro Atlanta. ... WUVG-TV is a television station in metro Atlanta, on analog TV channel 34, and DTV channel 48. ... Univisión Communications (also known as Univision or in Spanish, Univisión) is the largest Spanish-language television network in the United States, and overall the fifth largest American network (only Fox, ABC, NBC, and CBS are larger). ... The WB Television Network, casually referred to as The WB, is a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ... W38CU is a low-power class A TV station on channel 38 in metro Atlanta. ... WIRE-CA is a low-power television station in metro Atlanta. ... WTHC-LP is a low-power television station located on channel 42. ... WGCL-TV (Atlantas channel 46, DTV channel 19) is the CBS television station serving metro Atlanta, USA. Its city of license is Atlanta, and the licensee is Meredith Corporation. ... CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) is a major radio and television network in the United States. ... WDTA-LP is a low-power television station in Atlanta, owned by the Word Of God Fellowship. ... W55BM is a low-power TV station on channel 55 in metro Atlanta. ... WATC TV is an Atlanta television station on analog TV channel 57, digital channel 41. ... WSKC-LP is a low-power television station in metro Atlanta, licensed to channel 59. ... WHSG-TV is an Atlanta television station on analog TV channel 63, digital channel 44. ... The Trinity Broadcasting Network, or TBN, is the worlds largest Christian television network, with a larger U.S. viewership than its three main competitor networks combined. ... WUPA-TV (Channel 69, DTV 43) is the UPN television station serving Atlanta, Georgia. ... The official logo for UPN. UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) is a television network in the United States, owned by Viacom Inc. ...


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